Royal National Park: Public consultation

Be part of the conversation

Tell us how we can improve decisions and services in Royal National Park.

Royal National Park is located on the southern fringe of Sydney. It is Australia’s oldest national park and one of the busiest in New South Wales.

There were over 3.2 million visits to Royal National park in 2014, putting it in the top two most visited parks in New South Wales.

Recently, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has seen a significant and sustained increase in visitors coming to Royal National Park to enjoy the beaches, lagoons and waterfalls, especially on sunny weekends and holidays.

Accommodating all these visitors and protecting the environment is challenging. Good planning is essential to meet increasing demand and continue to improve visitor facilities to maximise opportunities and minimise impacts. We think it is important to keep you informed and invite you to be a part of the conversation about planning for the future.


Planning for the future
Rock warbler, Coast Track Royal National Park. Photo: G Dunnett, OEH

Plans of management guide what happens in our national parks, and how we manage them. The existing plan of management for Royal National Park dates back to 2000.

NPWS has developed six discussion papers to kickstart the conversation about the future of Royal National Park. Find out how to view the discussion papers and have your say.


Planning for visitors
Wattamolla lagoon. Photo: R Newton, OEH.

Wattamolla is the most popular visitor destination in Royal National Park, but its ageing facilities are now struggling to cope. The Draft Wattamolla Master Plan looks at how we can sustainably manage this area, protecting the environment and ensuring that people can continue to enjoy this stunning location into the future.

Be part of the conversation

Tell us how we can improve decisions and services in Royal National Park.

Royal National Park is located on the southern fringe of Sydney. It is Australia’s oldest national park and one of the busiest in New South Wales.

There were over 3.2 million visits to Royal National park in 2014, putting it in the top two most visited parks in New South Wales.

Recently, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has seen a significant and sustained increase in visitors coming to Royal National Park to enjoy the beaches, lagoons and waterfalls, especially on sunny weekends and holidays.

Accommodating all these visitors and protecting the environment is challenging. Good planning is essential to meet increasing demand and continue to improve visitor facilities to maximise opportunities and minimise impacts. We think it is important to keep you informed and invite you to be a part of the conversation about planning for the future.


Planning for the future
Rock warbler, Coast Track Royal National Park. Photo: G Dunnett, OEH

Plans of management guide what happens in our national parks, and how we manage them. The existing plan of management for Royal National Park dates back to 2000.

NPWS has developed six discussion papers to kickstart the conversation about the future of Royal National Park. Find out how to view the discussion papers and have your say.


Planning for visitors
Wattamolla lagoon. Photo: R Newton, OEH.

Wattamolla is the most popular visitor destination in Royal National Park, but its ageing facilities are now struggling to cope. The Draft Wattamolla Master Plan looks at how we can sustainably manage this area, protecting the environment and ensuring that people can continue to enjoy this stunning location into the future.

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